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From Hell to Heaven (1933)

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .


Erle C. Kenton


Lawrence Hazard (play), Percy Heath (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Lombard ... Colly Tanner
Jack Oakie ... Charlie Bayne
Adrienne Ames ... Joan Burt
David Manners ... Wesley Burt
Sidney Blackmer ... Cuff Billings
Verna Hillie ... Sunny Lockwood
James Eagles James Eagles ... Tommy Tucker
Shirley Grey ... Winnie Lloyd
Bradley Page ... Jack Ruby
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Pop Lockwood
Berton Churchill ... Toledo Jones
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Steve Wells
Nydia Westman ... Sue Wells
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Chadman
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective Elmer Lynch


The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

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11 lives- gambling their destinies on the speed of a horse! (Print Ad- Bladen Journal, ((Elizabethtown, NC)) 20 April 1933) See more »


Action | Drama | Romance | Sport


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Did You Know?


During the January shooting for this movie, Carole Lombard, shivering in summer attire, turned to her warmly dressed crew and shouted, "All right, you warm, bloody bastards, what's good for one is good for all! I'm not shooting till I see every one of you down to your jockey shorts!" Much to her delight, the crew complied. See more »


Cliff Billings: [to Colly] I could never be sensible where you're concerned.
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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A less than Grand Hotel
17 June 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A year after MGM released Grand Hotel and got a Best Picture Oscar for it Paramount decided to do a cut down version of the classic. From Hell To Heaven doesn't any marquee names with the exception of Carole Lombard and Jack Oakie. But the structure is the same, a group disparate stories about people gathered at a resort hotel spa that sounds like Saratoga.

The big Capitol Handicap is being run and all there intend to bet and they have a lot of hopes and dreams. Lombard runs into her ex-husband Sidney Blackmer. The current husband left her high and dry and Blackmer who is a bookie offers her a proposition bet that she takes. Won't reveal what it is.

Jack Oakie is his usual obnoxious self as the track announcer who wants to break into show business the way Lucy Ricardo wants to. He's the comic relief in this film.

From Hell To Heaven will never be a Carole Lombard top ten. But it's a competently made drama with a cast perfect in their parts.

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Release Date:

24 February 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vidas Cruzadas See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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